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    September 3, 2012
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>> reporter: the rain storms are overwhelming the city's hundred-year-old water and sewer system. that's raw sewage bubbling to the surface there. the floodwaters are polluted. >> it can't be good for your lawn. if it happens to us it's nasty. >> a backflow preventer right under here, and then this is the drain. >> reporter: arlie christian installed back-flow preventers and sump pumps to keep the sewage out of the basement apartment she owners. >> so much water in the area, hard to clock all the spots. >> reporter: last tenant moved out after july. >> it was a little too dramatic to have water coming to their house every week. >> reporter: tim clark spent this day after clearing water- logged debris for the street, working for kenya mcduffy out of town today. the councilman's chief of staff
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is corey griffin. >> and calling on the city and the mayor and dc water to look at some engineering solutions that perhaps could give some immediate short-term relief to the problem. >> reporter: with the possibility of more thunderstorms through the week, water crews were handing out free sandbags this afternoon at the utilityies. coming up we'll tell you a long- term solution and what the ward 5 council member is proposing for the short term. there's a dc crew out there sweeping up the streets and creating a lot of dust, and that is also loaded, shawn, with raw sewage. >> what a mess. got to feel for the people out there. the skies thankfully are clear. could see rain through the week. get the forecast now. >> not going to completely rule out that a shower or
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thunderstorm is going to pick up around this evening and where they do develop if they do. the potential there for heavy rain. hope it doesn't happen over town. don't want to have problems around that same neighborhood. show what's going on. the heavy rain is up in northern sections of baltimore up around towson. they're getting heavy rain, northern sections of baltimore county. you see the frontal boundary here stretched across the area. i think the greater likelihood of any short-term developing will be along that boundary or to the north and to the northeast of that. over to central radar, because i want to show you zoom on in. this is a flash-flood warning. this will go until 7:45 p.m. this is for basically baltimore county as well as the northern sections of the city of baltimore. stuck in the same basic pattern. all of what you'll see, remnant of what was once hurricane isaac. there's a spin out in kentucky from that remnant. can get it all out of here,
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later on this week. going to continue with the same type of weather pattern. more on the first forecast coming up. >> . democrats gearing up for the kickoff of the democratic national convention. today president obama met with union workers and had harsh words for mitt romney. kent boswell is live tonight with the very latest. craig? >> a look inside the time warner arena in the stage and where the delegates are seated. michelle obama had her walkthrough less than an hour ago. some of the u.s. house women now on the stage at this point. outside democrats are kicking off this convention week with a street festival as president obama works his way to charlotte visiting key battleground states. >> i've got one piece of advice for you about the romney-ryan game plan in ohio, pumped it
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away. it won't work. >> reporter: the president's marking labor day by meeting with union workers in throw doe, ohio, speaking to the united auto workers and united steel workers. the president strongly criticizing republicans' economic plans. >> their plan says the best way to help workers is roll back workers' rights, to blame teachers and firefighters and police officersand other public servant for economic conditions instead of what happened on wall street and the historic financial flats. >> reporter: meantime vice president joe biden is visiting michigan, addressing workers in the motor city. >> they view you as the problem. we view and know you to be the solution in america. >> reporter: gone vice presidential nominee paul ryan is on the trail, too, in north carolina where the democratic national convention begins tomorrow. >> can either choose to stay on the path we are on, a path of debt, a path of doubt and decline. a path of joblessness, or we can get things turned around. can elect mitt romney the next
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president of the united states, and we can get america back on track. >> there's one more stop, this time in louisiana to survey the damage from isaac. back to you. >> craig boswell reporting live. think for the update. obama campaign workers preparing for an event in three doe got a surprise today, a visit from the romney campaign bus. it drove by the rally site, didn't stop. mitt romney will spend much of the week in new hampshire preparing for the upcoming presidential debate. paul ryan is in north carolina today and will be in iowa tomorrow and wednesday. >> the clean up continues for areas along the gulf coast devastated by hurricane isaac and although the number of homes without power has decreased drastically, about 7% of louisiana remains in the dark tonight. fox's casey steegle is in new orleans with the report. >> reporter: no rest for the weary for emergency and rescue
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crews on the ground in and around the city of new orleans as the cleanup for hurricane isaac continues. today president obama will be visiting the region. in fact, air force one touches down at the new orleans airport at 4:30 local time. the cleanup is progressing, crews are out and about not just in new orleans; but again, the lower-lying areas that were hit especially hard when this category one storm slammed parts of the gulf coast early last week. the number of people without power is actually dwindling. at the height of the storm it was close to 800,000 people. now the energy company telling us ruffly 155,000 people remain without power. roughly 7% of the state. meantime homeland security secretary janet nepal tan know also making visits to the region. she was in parts of mississippi yesterday and also down in sly dell, louisiana, where she i haved that the federal government will continue to be here for the long haul.
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>> we will stay until this recovery is complete. make sure hurricane isaac is put to rest for all of those affected. >> reporter: obviously it is extremely early. there are damage assessment teams and insurance companies out all over the place; but we are hearing that isaac's damage done so far could be up wards of $2 billion. in will l.a. casey steigel, fox news. and people aren't the only ones feeling the impact of isaac. dozens of pets from louisiana are looking for new homes. the dogs were up for adoption before the hurricane hit. crews in california trying to get the upper hand on the latest wild tires in the west.
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it's burned more than 4,000 acres since it began yesterday. alex housely has the latest. >> reporter: fire season continues to be tough out west. this time in angele national forest northeast of angeles where a fire broke out on sunday. it's burned more than 4,000 acres. called the williams fire, firefighters say it began near the kip fire. the park attracts visitors for camping and resorts. it is used by northern california residents, and it is extremely dry at this time of year. while no homes are threatened, firefighters have evacuated much of the area so they have. about three hundred firefighters are on the lines as well as a number of planes and air tankers from above, dropping retardant and water on this fire, which is burning, very difficult conditions, steep terrain and the brush is dry. this latest fire in northern
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california comes as the fire season across the west. major fires have burned in colorado, arizona, montana, oregon, washington and california. it's really not even the main part of the fire season in the golden state. that comes in september and october when the santa anna winds return. even so it's extremely dry, and the drought continues to stretch firefighters very thin as the fires continue to burn. in los angeles, ed housely, fox news. back at home, people lined the streets of anne arundel county to welcome home a navy seal. his helicopter crashed during a fire fight with surgees. today his body returned to his hometown of edgewater. a viewing held tomorrow, funeral services set for wednesday at the fort meyer memorial chapel. he will be buried at arlington national cemetery. virginia is issuing more and more conceal carry gun permits to people who live in other states, and it may be because of online gun classes. the courses allow people to ask for permits from virginia,
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permits that are valid in their own states without having to meet tougher requirements. now the commonwealth issued more than 1600 con sealed carry permits to nonresidents in the first half of this year. that's more than the total for all of 2011. a d.c. board said drivers can't install smartmeters until a contracting issue is recovered. the contract appeals board said the district didn't prove the installations were necessary before the dispute could be cleared up. vera phone won the contract to install the meters; but two other companies have appealed saying veriphone got the job. the nats have a chance to set a record in d.c. could a labor day win bring them one step closer to the playoffs? lindsay murphy has the highlights next. and strasburg will be shut down by the end of the month. what do fans think about that? we'll have reaction still ahead. >> and keep it right here. fox 5 news at 5 we'll be right back.    
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 president clinton: this election to me is about which... candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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today the team had a chance to set a new record. lindsay murphy is here with how the nats fared. >> that record you're talking about is total wins, the best any nats team has done was 84
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wins, their first in 2005. today they had a chance to make it 82 and counting against the cubs. and the nationals scored 31 runs the last 4 games. bottom 3, no score. adam la roach greets jeff samarba with a towering shot to right. it reaches the second deck. that's the 25th of the year. nats in front 1-0. move to bottom of the 8th. bryce harper on 1st and zimmerman with a base hit down the line. harper is off of 1st. turn on the jets, ground 0th and will score without a throw. they score their 82nd win of the season, setting a new record for the most wins since the team arrived in d.c. back in 2005. so d.c. officially has its first winning baseball team since 1969 when ted williams managed the senators. and for more on the nationals and fan reaction to the shutdown of steven strasburg, say hello to paul wagner. >> some people think general manager mike rizzo is crazy for taking the ball out of steven strasburg's hands, especially
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with the way the right hander is pitching. but outside nats park, the gm was getting plenty of support. >> a swing and a miss. strasburg wins that skirmish. >> reporter: steven strasburg struck out 9 batters and gave up just 2 hits over 6 innings yesterday in one of the last games he will pitch for the nats this year, a decision that thans seem to understand and accept. >> the right decision. going to be good for a long time. don't want to ruin them. >> i've always said they should have waited and started in may, kept them in spring training; but i understand what mr. rizzo's doing. he doesn't want this great pitcher to get hurt again. >> that's the idea. the only thing to do, want him for many, many more seasons. he's going to be the heart and soul of this team. >> reporter: although the team looked great on paper coming out of spring training, no one
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knew they were going to be this good. removing strasburg from the rotation could handicap the team in its attempts to make postseason basketball history in a town that last saw a world series winner in 1924. >> agree with rizzo, too. you go with what the doctor says. >> reporter: so amid this optimism that the nats will win again next year with steven strasburg here's a point to ponder. cal ripken made it to one world series early in his career, 1983 winning it all. he never got back. >> you have your run on now. don't know if it will ever come back again. >> they have a good finance squad. maybe can do without it. i wouldn't like to see that. >> one thing to keep in mind, team is really young. right now have to worry about the future. there's at least five or six years of pitching between the guys. they're all in the beginning of their career. >> you agree with this? >> i do. >> how about you? you want to weigh wearing a str
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jersey. >> he's right. >> reporter: so enjoy it, fans. the ks are coming to a close. >> manager dave i have johnson said john lannan, a pitcher who won twice will likely be taking strasburg's police in the rotation, telling reporters last night he's not chopped liver. >> earlier today, the university of maryland held an open tryout for its team. students who filled out the proper paperwork got a chance to compete. most if not all of the players on the current squad were recruited to play. while the odds are small for a walk-on to make the squad, coaches will evaluate the talent that turns out. they won their season home
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opener on saturday beating william and mary 7-6. want to be a walk-on, shawn? >> not exactly my thing. wouldn't be a good thing to walk on maryland and my son plays for duke. >> right. >> we won't be doing any of that. >> talk about the forecast out there. humid today, or is that just me? >> hey, thanks a lot. did you ask me a question? somebody was talking in my ear. >> i was just wondering, it feels humid, or was humid here in the studio. >> oh my gosh. it is very humid. will stay humid through most of the week. that big system out to the west of us that was hurricane isaac is still kind of pumping moisture in our direction, and it's bringing it up from the south. so, yeah, had a lot. it's not just moisture at the surface. it's moisture way on up into the atmosphere. so what happens is when it rains, we get all of that rain coming down to the surface. so where we do get showers, where we do get thunderstorms, we will get some heavy rain. a perfect seg way, because look
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at radar, live radar to give you an idea. up to the north of us, in baltimore, they have a flash- flood warning in place there, and that's going to run until later on this evening. this particular storm system is really sitting right here. it continues to just drop a whole lot of rain right up there north of baltimore. it's starting to drift ever so slowly to the north and to the east; but they have gotten some real real good rain out of that. this is a look at the radar, basically the same setup. you can see there's nothing else going on right now. there could be a shower. there could be a thunderstorm this evening. looks like they'll be spotty. that flash-flood warning for baltimore and baltimore city will run until 7:45 p.m. they've picked up several inches of rain in some spots. all the rain and thunderstorms to the west and southwest of us courtesy of what was hurricane isaac. temperatures right now, 83 degrees. that's cooled off just a little bit. continue key was 85, and the heat index today has been a little bit warmer than that
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with all of those real real high humidity levels. there's the forecast for this evening. keep an umbrella handy. there will be spotty showers and thunderstorms right on through the evening hours. spotty overnight tonight. do it again for the next few days. full forecast -- >> see you in a few. the weather held out long enough for people in good faithersburg to enjoy the labor day parade. it featured antique and fancy cars, engines, marching. the young and the young at heart got into the spirit. they got a chance to see a man dressed as uncle sam walking on stilts. still ahead the heir to a multibillion dollar company charged with a police officer's death. and a father charged with throwing acid on his own daughter. why he told police he did it coming up. >> and if you have a story idea, invite you to call the tipline. 202-895-3000, or you can send an e-mail to fox 0 tips at
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the father left the room and returned with cleaner. witnesses say she ran into the street with her skin and clothes smoking and screaming for help. her father arrested on an assault charge. the grand son he's suspected of striking a policeman with his ferrari and then dragging the officer's body down a bangkok street. >> the officer died of his injuries. investigators say left the scene. the family considered the fourth richest in thailand. a former prison guard in ohio -- it's exactly what has gotten georgia mean fulton in
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trouble. police say she he'd two football over a fence in maintenance field. the football were filled with illegal drugs. investigators say it's not unusual to toss contraband over the fence, but they have never seen a football used before. it is the democrats's turn in the spotlight. president obama gets ready for a major pep rally in charlotte, and the governor of maryland is getting a starring role. live in charlotte with expert political analysis from the democratic national convention coming up next. ming up xt. and thieves steal some of the vice president's equipment. how the secret service is reacting. plus he's not old enough to vet; but a teen at the republican national convention. joins live tonight. president clinton: this election to me is about which... candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from...
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the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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the national convention begins tomorrow in charlotte,
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north carolina. amid the tradition and spectacle of nominating president obama for another term, what is happening behind the scenes? political analyst mark pluck joins us live from charlotte covering his 11th national convention, and i'm sorry. not to be by your side. >> the 11th. >> a few years ago. >> i love that picture, laura. it's the 11th democratic convention. it's my 16th convention. i'm remarkably well preserved. >> yes you are. very well preserved. let's start with maryland governor martin malley who will play a huge real in charlotte. tell us what we'll be seeing from the governor in the coming days. >> well the governor will be speaking. the governor would not like me to say it; but i'm going to say it any way, laura, and that is he's auditioning for president in 2016. he's going to no less than 7 breakfast delegations speaking and guess where he's going on september september 16th? the iowa caucuses the first thing that goes on.
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he's going to tom hard ken state. so this is -- we don't know where the next convention is in 2016. but you know broadway, they usually audition in new haven, and this is his new haven, and got into a little trouble misspeaking saying "no, we're not beer off," and then tried to clarify. but shows the scrutiny and the prominence that he has that even his a in an off-hand fashion would get that much inspection. >> i was going to say you're referring to an interview he did in recent days. showing video of it from face the nation where he was asked about whether we were better off than we were four years ago when president obama was elected, and he said no, and he's been questioned about that in recent days. now he's backtracking, saying well yes we are better off. he's really been taken to task over that. >> yes. he wasn't on script, or he didn't get the memo, or he didn't read the party manual. you're not supposed to say no, and that independent thought
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process, he can save for 2016; but in 2012, you were supposed to toe the party line. >> and that's something democrats are going to have to prove in the next week, aren't they? >> oh absolutely. the way they're treating d.c., talk about the most loyal democratic jurisdiction. there's death, taxes and vote go d.c., 76% of the democrats. i couldn't find them today. they're almost out of the room at the highest point. eleanor holmes had spoken at the last two conventions is not speaking. i grilled debby wasesserman shuttles about it. she said it's a compressed schedule she was even on her list. she's a facto testimony of the obama white house. that they're telling her what to do, and one of the things they're telling her not to do is to have sainthood in the party platform. >> the contracts will have to be showing that they are better off now than they were four
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years ago when president obama was elected. what are they going to have to do to prove that? >> reporter: well they're going to have to come back and say, "look, this is what we inherited, although people are getting tired of that," tell people what they have done in terms of actual progress that's 22 or 23 straight months of job growth and then, more than anything, if i can quote my friend mark shields, pause i don't steal things, he said they have to lay out in specifics what they are beginning do in this next four years because they were beaten up pretty badly at that republican convention, and all the polling said that people that were going to vote for obama, the thing that troubles them the most is economic insecurity and economic uncertainty. >> checking in through the week. mark plotkin, appreciate your analysis. talking with you, and -- >> what's that?
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>> talking and checking in tonight for fox 5 news at 10. a u haul truck full of security equipment for vice president joe biden's trip to detroit was stolen. the secret service confirmed the theft outside a hotel yesterday. an agency spokesman said there was no weapon inside. equipment later recovered at a building. the truck found this morning and then searched by police. the vice president scheduled to speak at a rally and attend a parade in detroit. he is not old enough to vote; but a high school senior froms agoryia, virginia the youngest delegate at last wok's republican convention. he'll be 18 before election day, eligible to serve and vote as a delegate. evan drain joins. great to see you, thanks for being here. >> thank you very much for having me. >> so many people don't get involved in the political process at such a young age. what inspired you and how did you become a delegate. >> became dell got by running in congressional district,
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which is virginia's 8th congressional district. ran a campaign for four months reaching out to voters. the reason able to win was that vert in my district recognized younger voters were affected by the president's policies and the negative affect they had on american youth. >> know the youth are the future. let me ask you, when you were down in tampa, what did you find were the highlights of the convention? were there any surprises you weren't expecting? >> i actually was pleasantly surprised at the convention i felt was geared toward the next election and interested in the romney-ryan ticket. i was surprised on the last day, lot of the issues that the republican party was talking about are issues that affect the everyday lives of american teens. education policy played a central role of job bush and other speakers talking about the republican plan for school
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choice and localizing decisions and the debt played a role. there was a debt clock unveiled within the convention center, and think that's an important message for the republican party to stress going forward. >> . >> how do you explain this? do you encourage them to get involved? >> i've been buoyed up by the fact that a lot of my friends have seen what i've been doing and realize they can have a voice. >> who inspired you. did your parents get you into this? what made you want to get involved at a young age? >> i attribute my political involvement to my grandparents. came over as displaced persons a few decades ago.
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think that political involvement is a way of preserving for me and future generations for den dance the american dream they tried to win, and also preserving the american values of free markets and free enterprise that motivated them to come to the country in the first place. >> evan graham the youngest delegate at last week's republican convention. if you're afraid of snakes, this is your worst nightmare. why one man is regretting having rescued a python coming up. and usually plays a hero.     plan  heavy load in n america. but mit romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america?
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jumped at the chance to own her third python. ken and family a little sad to see the snake go. usaen citizens being commissioned for a dangerous task, to catch the world's deadliest spider instead of killing it. the stock of funnel-web spider venom is running dangerously low. the venom used to treat those who have been bitten. without it victims could die within hours after a bite. the only place where venom is extracted the republic tile park north of sidny. officials are asking the public to catch the spiders, bring them in for their poison. >> want to be the one to catch a spider? >> ingredient to catch any kind of spider. understand the importance. don't want to be the one who does it. the red skins' roster is final. going to hear from the players what made the team's final cut
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coming up tonight. >> and who knows? hear from a female quarterback coming up. and a little more rain. gary has the forecast when we come back. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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since the final preseason game last wednesday. this was not a full practice. the team held a conditioning session at 2:20 this afternoon, and there's brandon banks back in number 16 again this season after battling the bubble all preseason. in the skins' final game he
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impressed with a 47-yard catch, a 43-yard run and averaged 13.2 yards per punt return. don't forget he showed the play maker with a touchdown on a punt return earlier this preseason, entering the season making him as confident as ever. >> feel like i'm a play maker guy on the field. so i want the ball. when i get it will make plays and go the distance. >> got a good team. got a lot of depth in the team and got a lot of good things, a lot of ball games and making a good run. >> just give him the ball. the depth chart was released today. top wide receiver spots went to josh morgan. the number-one running back spot, evan royceer, though he said he doesn't know if he's going to start on sunday. of course robert griffin the third is your quarterback. that is breaking news. >> always glad to hear that. >> want to take you back to another sports headline.
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steven strasburg shut down later this month to preserve his health after surgery. is this the best course of action? the doctor at the medical university joins us via skype. appreciate you joining us. thanks for being here tonight. >> we've heard from the fans, the general manager from the nats; but what is the medical perspective on shutting down this young pitcher right now? do you think there are a certain number of pitches his arm can actually take? >> one of the real problems with these tommy john injuries is don't know. know the injury and surgery has high success rates at getting pitchers back to pitching especially at the major league level. the problem is there's no threshold above which that you're more likely to tear it. the 160 innings is somewhat of an arbitrary limit that they've decided. know that overuse is a factor. the problem is is knowing, you know, is it 160 innings? is it 180 innings? and is it just this season or
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many seasons down the road? that's just one of the problems. trying to make the best educated decision you can. >> strasburg had the surgery back in 2010 for people who aren't exactly familiar with it. explain how this helps him, how this helps other pitchers who go through. >> what this is is a reconstruction where the surgeons make a new ligament on tin side of the elbow. what that does is that tears over time. it usually curse over the course of a career, quite honestly, and what that does when the surgeons go in and make a new one is essentially once that's incorporated, that serves as a ligament again. it's just as strong if not even stronger than the native ligament. >> what is the history of other players who have been through this who may be not shut down? do they continue on successfully? >> we think theyer auto very good. we think it's up to the 88 to 92% of pitchers get back to
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pitching. not quite as good as the lower levels of pitching; but at the major league level it's good. the problem is don't have that many pitchers and that much data assess risk of reinjury. >> the director of sports medicine at the medical university of south carolina. thank you so much for joining. glad got. >> so humid and rain? >> right. not rain for everybody. >> okay. >> but where we get rain, going to be heavy. >> okay. >> just so you know. it's getting toward the -- this is the last -- what do they call it? the unofficial end of summer, right? >> yeah. >> this would be appropriate -- this is northwest. >> wow. >> they tell me this is around american university. >> not even cold yet. the leaves are already changing. it hasn't been cool. but the days are getting shorter. so the lack of light has a little effect on that. have no idea what kind of tree
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that is. the size of fall in town. on radar, not much; but where getting the rain, very heavy rain. all up to the north and to the northeast today, and all kind of moving to the northeast. they've had some really heavy rain going from the northern baltimore up into baltimore county. so this green box represents a flash-flood warning that is posted until 7:45. many inches of rain. you can see another thunderstorm coming like there. there's a boundary sitting across the area, and what we're seeing now most of the thunderstorms, most of the showers, most of the rain is firing up north and east of that boundary. but through the evening hours, have to leave a shower or thunderstorm in the forecast. it will be muggy, too, and temperatures only dropping into the upper 70s by later on.
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83 now in town. quantity key 85, doles 83. it has been so muggy today. it has been so so muggy for the last several days. the dew points have been running 70 plus. anytime you have dew points up over 70 degrees, it is going to feel muggy. when you factor that in, look at the heat index, well into the upper 80s here in town, middle 80s for gaithersburg, and feels like 94 right now for frederick. quantity key feels like 91. so because of those high dew points feels like temperatures are running much higher than the normal temperatures. this was the center of hurricane isaac, slowly sitting and spinning back out to the west, and out to the east of that center, showers, thunderstorms, still bringing up lots of moisture from the gulf of mexico. even sucking it up from the atlanta as well. so that's why when we get the showers and get the thunderstorms right here, a lot of available moisture so all of
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that rain is coming down. anytime we're into one of these thunderstorms, there could be a threat of some flash-flooding, especially if it's not moving out of the way very quickly. so, again, this evening, most of it is to the northeast. we do have more back out to the west. it does not look like through the evening hours there's a great chance of anything widespread with these showers and these thunderstorms, but could have a spotty shower or thunderstorm as future cast shows at 8:00. and then a spotty thunderstorm or shower overnight tonight. do this all over again tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. it looks like approach the same forecast for wednesday as well according to future cast. start getting into the latter part of the week doing some drying taking place out ahead of the week. tonight 74 in town. so another mild and muggy evening, wind out of the southeast at 5 to 10. there will be a little bit of fog tomorrow morning. more of the same, limited sun with showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. start off tomorrow morning, 78,
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limited sun, a potential for a spotty shower. that spotty shower or thunderstorm really does stay with us right on through the day tomorrow, and there's a look at your acuweather seven- day forecast. eighty-five tomorrow, 85 on wednesday. now, thursday, friday, looks a little drier. just a spotty thunderstorm possible. temperatures warmer, up into the upper 8 0s. forgot to take the labor day icon off. >> enjoyed the labor day. >> the kids would have enjoyed that. >> they don't get to stay home that thursday. that's the labor day for the parents. just a reminder you can check the forecast 24/7 with the fox 5 weather app down loaded to the droid, iphone or ipad. find it on the web site at myfoxdc.com. russell crow got lost while kayaking over the week. the actor wound up 10 miles
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east of where he and a friend started out. they beached their kayaks in huntington bay. the coast guard spotted them 10:00 saturday night. the coast guard is not classifying it as a rescue. nobody hurt. crow and his friend were wearing life vests. one florida girl hoping to get her start on the football field. the teenager said she is ready to suit up as quarterback and make history. alex's >> reporter: err indimaglia has quite the arm. >> reporter: and she is making history as the first girl in the state to play quarterback on a boys. >> reporter: the 17-year-old drafted by doug gatewood who coached her in girl's flag football and knew she had the skill to play tackle with the boys. >> not a matter of her being a girl. if she was a football player, then wouldn't be here.
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>> one of us. >> dimeglia does everything with the boys, throwing to running and even wears the pads if tackled, which concerned her parents at first. >> started for erin. how cool is it for a kid to have her dream come true. >> she is the third-string quarterback for south plantation, and if the team is doing well enough against nova on friday, she will get a chance to play. >> that's the biggest goal. >> reporter: err inhas the whole season. >> she says she doesn't mind standing out as the only girl among the boys. >> wouldn't you say you're just one of the guys? >> approach. >> reporter: in plantation, alex ciprato.
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